Water restrictions in force overnight in parts of Athlone

Despite a break in the weather today, parts of Athlone and the surrounding areas will experience water restrictions tonight.

Full water restrictions are being enforced from 10pm tonight until 6am tomorrow morning on the east side of the town, according to Irish Water.

Areas affected will include Baylin, Mount Temple, Garrycastle and The Ories.

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Water supply in the town centre, Coosan and west side of Athlone will not be affected.

The measures come after a reduction in water levels in the Annagh Reservoir and, Irish Water spokesperson for the East and Midlands, John Gavin, says daytime outages are being avoided by allowing the reservoir to refill at night: